Highest-rated Mexican restaurants in Kansas City, according to Tripadvisor

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July 25, 2022
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Highest-rated Mexican restaurants in Kansas City, according to Tripadvisor

Mexican fare ranks with Italian and Chinese as Americans' top-three favorite global cuisines, according to the National Restaurant Association. Mexican flavors and ingredients have permeated all corners of American cuisine, infusing vibrant and varied tastes into Americans' daily diet. But while tacos and enchiladas may seem commonplace in America now, that wasn't always the case.

To be sure, Americans have been influenced by the flavors of our neighbor to the south for hundreds of years. But it wasn't until refugees from southern and central Mexico brought their culinary traditions north to the U.S. during the Mexican Revolution that dishes like tacos found their way into the mainstream. An increasingly global culture (and a growing number of Mexican fast-food mainstays and high-end restaurants) have cemented Mexican food's beloved role in U.S. cuisine. Which begs the question: Where does one go for the best Mexican food in Kansas City?

To find out, Stacker turned to Tripadvisor to compile a list of the highest-rated Mexican restaurants in Kansas City. Tripadvisor rankings factor in the average rating and number of reviews. Some restaurants on the list may have recently closed. Keep reading to see if your favorite spot made the list.

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#30. El Maguey Mexican Restaurant

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (34 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.5/5), Atmosphere (4.5/5)
- Price: $
- Address: 7831 N Oak Trfy, Kansas City, MO 64118-1426
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#29. Ninfa's Tortillas & Taqueria

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (35 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (5.0/5), Atmosphere (3.5/5)
- Price: $
- Address: 964 Kansas Ave, Kansas City, KS 66105-1238
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#28. Dos De Oros Taqueria

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (39 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.0/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (4.5/5), Atmosphere (3.5/5)
- Price: $
- Address: 650 E Blue Ridge Blvd, Kansas City, MO 64145-1425
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#27. Tortilleria San Antonio

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (19 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (5.0/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.5/5)
- Price: $
- Address: 830 Kansas Ave, Kansas City, KS 66105-1239
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#26. Burrito Bros.

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (41 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.0/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (3.5/5)
- Price: $
- Address: 407 Main St, Kansas City, MO 64105-1223
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#25. El Camino Real

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (42 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (4.5/5), Atmosphere (3.0/5)
- Price: $
- Address: 903 N 7th St, Kansas City, KS 66101-2819
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#24. Margarita's

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (90 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.0/5), Service (3.5/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (3.5/5)
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 2829 Southwest Blvd, Kansas City, MO 64108-3612
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#23. Brookside Barrio

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (39 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (4.5/5)
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 6227 Brookside Plaza, Kansas City, MO 64113-1607
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#22. In-a-tub

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (53 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (4.5/5), Atmosphere (3.5/5)
- Price: $
- Address: 4000 N Oak Trfy, Kansas City, MO 64116-2609
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#21. Luna Azteca Mexican Grill

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (74 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.0/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 5918 NW 63rd Ter, Kansas City, MO 64151-3319
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#20. Chelly's Cafe

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (37 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.5/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 214 W 85th St, Kansas City, MO 64114-2421
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#19. Jalepenos Mexican Restaurant

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (66 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.5/5), Atmosphere (3.5/5)
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 6318 Brookside Plz, Kansas City, MO 64113-1709
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#18. Bonito Michoacan

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (39 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (5.0/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (5.0/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
- Price: $
- Address: 1150 Minnesota Ave, Kansas City, KS 66102-4455
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#17. Taco Republic

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (181 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.0/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (4.5/5)
- Price: $
- Address: 500 County Line Rd, Kansas City, KS 66103-2725
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#16. Taqueria Mexico #4

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (64 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.0/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (2.5/5)
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 3300 Rainbow Blvd, Kansas City, KS 66103-1358
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#15. Teocali

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (70 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.0/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 2512 Holmes St, Kansas City, MO 64108-2743
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#14. Drunken Worm

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (40 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.5/5)
- Price: $
- Address: 1405 W 39th St, Kansas City, MO 64111-4427
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#13. El Patron

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (110 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 2905 Southwest Blvd, Kansas City, MO 64108-3614
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#12. Rudy's Tenampa Taqueria

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (79 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.0/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (4.5/5), Atmosphere (4.5/5)
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 1611 Westport Rd, Kansas City, MO 64111-4326
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#11. Dos De Oros Mexican Restaurant

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (53 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.5/5), Atmosphere (3.5/5)
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 13029 Holmes Rd, Kansas City, MO 64145-1313
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#10. Los Tules

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (104 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.0/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (3.5/5)
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 1656 Broadway Blvd, Kansas City, MO 64108
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#9. KC Taco Company

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (39 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.5/5)
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 4116 Pennsylvania Ave, Kansas City, MO 64111-3047
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#8. Jarocho Authentic Mexican Seafood

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (65 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.5/5)
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 719 Kansas Ave, Kansas City, KS 66105-1313
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#7. Zocalo Mexican Cuisine & Tequileria

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (223 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.0/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (3.5/5), Atmosphere (4.5/5)
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 620 W 48th St, Kansas City, MO 64112-2001
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#6. El Pollo Rey

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (52 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (4.5/5)
- Price: $
- Address: 901 Kansas Ave, Kansas City, KS 66105-1207
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#5. Ponak's Mexican Kitchen

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (215 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.0/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 2856 Southwest Blvd, Kansas City, MO 64108-3613
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#4. Manny's Mexican Restaurant

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (259 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.0/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 207 Southwest Blvd, Kansas City, MO 64108-2018
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#3. Port Fonda

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (145 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.0/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (3.5/5), Atmosphere (3.5/5)
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 4141 Pennsylvania Avenue, Kansas City, MO 64111
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#2. Ixtapa Mexican Cuisine

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (176 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.5/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 7103 NW Barry Rd, Kansas City, MO 64153-1719
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#1. Chuy's

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (291 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.0/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (4.5/5)
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 209 W 46th Ter, Kansas City, MO 64112-1534
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